Legal Services of North Dakota's

Mission Statement

Our team compassionately and respectfully addresses the legal needs of vulnerable populations to provide timely access to justice – empowering our community with education and knowledge.

What can LSND do for you?

Legal Services of North Dakota (LSND) was formed in 2004 following the consolidation of two long time North Dakota legal aid programs; Legal Assistance of North Dakota, Inc., better known as LAND, and North Dakota Legal Services based out of New Town, North Dakota.

LSND’s mission is to provide high quality legal advice, education and representation to low-income North Dakotans as well as disadvantaged elderly in areas of civil law.

LSND is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors from throughout North Dakota. Board members include eight North Dakota attorneys. LSND has offices located in Bismarck, Fargo, Minot, Grand Forks, New Town and Belcourt with staff numbering twenty-four including eight attorneys.

Legal Services of North Dakota receives roughly 8000 applications for assistance each year and is able to provide at least some assistance in about two-thirds of the requests. LSND accepts applications through toll-free telephone lines, on-line over the web and at various outreach sites throughout North Dakota.

Legal Services of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age in the delivery of services.

Staff and Board

Thanks to the dedication of many people, LSND is able to help roughly 8,000 applicants each year. Meet the people making a difference.


There are many ways in which attorneys can help LSND’s program address the civil legal needs of low-income people in the state. Attorneys can volunteer in areas that match their interests.

Continuing Education

LSND is committed to helping lawyers across the state continue their education and stay up-to-date on any legislation changes. 

Annual Reports

As a state entity that serves the counties of North Dakota, reports of our annual audits, priorities, reports, and more are available to view at any time. Learn more about the efforts LSND is taking.

Job Opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to really make an impact on the community around you, this is it! Come work with a solid team.


The Legal Services Sentinel is produced throughout the year.
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2024: Spring | Summer  
2023:  Fall | Winter
2022: Spring | Winter